Everest Base Camp Trrek
Experience Everest Base Camp hike in a comfort way

Luxury Trek to Everest Base Camp 2022/2023

Overview

  • Duration13 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Max Altitude Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft)
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • Trip TypePrivate
  • Best TimeMarch to May & October to December

Highlights

  • Take a thrilling short from Kathmandu to Lukla airport
  • Walkthrough lush forests and small villages to Namche Bazaar
  • Hike Hotel Everest View and get to see the lifestyle of Sherpas
  • Cross numerous suspension bridges and pass by lovely waterfalls
  • Enjoy stunning landscapes and serenity of the Himalayas
  • Walk alongside the foothills of the lush hills and picturesque villages
  • Visit ancient Tengboche and Pangboche monasteries
  • Explore the Everest Base Camp and witness gorgeous sunrise from Kala Patthar
  • Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride back to Kathmandu
  • Stay overnight in the best luxury lodges along the trekking route

"Enjoying the best luxury lodges and their world-class service in one of the most extreme regions in the world, the Everest region, on our Luxury trek to Everest base camp with helicopter return. Wake up relishing breathtaking mountain landscapes from your room's windows as you ascend towards the Everest Base Camp."

You must have heard about the Everest base camp trek and likely know all the hurdles this world-famous trek possesses, including the limited modern facilities and basic lodges for overnight stay. However, our Everest base camp luxury trek lets the trekkers experience the lavish side of the Khumbu region. The luxury Everest base camp trek 12 days still has all the adventures. We only have sprinkled extravagant lodges, world-class cuisines, and modern amenities in the journey.

The trekkers do not have to compromise on anything and to make the venture even more remarkable, we pick you up in a private helicopter at Kala Patthar (5,644 m). Combining the helicopter tour with the luxury Everest base camp trek will let you witness the jaw-dropping aerial panorama of the Himalayas. Very few travelers get to see this heavenly view because of the expensive price point.

Views during the Everest trek

Throughout the luxury Everest base camp trek, we get to see non-stop incredible views of mountains like Everest (8,849 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Island Peak (6,160 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), etc. Likewise, diverse scenery and beautiful views of valleys & villages make the journey charming.

Luxury Everest base camp trek with helicopter return itinerary in brief

The luxury Everest base camp trekking begins with a thrilling commercial flight to Lukla airport (2,846 m). The kind of landing that makes passengers clap! You start the trek at Lukla and descend to Phakding village (2,610 m) on the same day to spend the night. We do so to let our bodies adjust to the altitude. Phakding is situated a couple of hundred meters below Lukla. 

On the second day of the trek, the trail leads us to the famous Namche Bazaar (3,440 m). But first, we have to cross several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River and pass by small villages. The trail ascends through dense forests. You get to see a diverse range of flora on the way and may come across exotic wildlife & birds. 

Namche Bazaar is our first acclimatization point. We explore the village and hike to the Hotel Everest View (3,962 m). The hike presents an outstanding mountain panorama. We may hike to Khumjung monastery (3,790 m) too, depending on our energy. Our next acclimatization stop is Dingboche (4,410 m), but first, we have to pass by Deboche village (3,710 m). 

Along the way, we visit the ancient Tengboche (3,860 m) and Pangboche (3,985 m) monasteries. The trail winds through rhododendron and pine forests. We enter the Imja Valley and walk along the verdant foothills. While staying overnight in Dingboche village, we hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100 m). From here, the trees begin to get scarce, and soon we leave the tree line behind. 

The thin air and the barren views with giant snow-capped Himalayas mountains in the backdrop are what we see for the next few days. Trekking through Lobuche village (6,119 m) and Gorak Shep (5,164 m), we finally reach the Everest Base Camp (5,364 m). This part of the trail is steep and rugged. We walk on the lateral glacial moraine of the Khumbu glacier. 

So, the last part of the luxury Everest base camp trek with helicopter return involves trekking back to Gorak Shep from EBC to spend the night. The next early morning, we hike to Kala Patthar (5,644 m), the highest point of our trek and the place where we end trekking. A helicopter pickup from Kala Patthar will let us enjoy the dramatic aerial panorama of the Everest region until we land at Lukla Airport.

 

Itinerary

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Our airport team will pick you up at the airport as per your flight landing time and take you to the hotel. In the late evening, join our team over a welcome dinner followed by a cultural program in one of the finest restaurants in Kathmandu. 

Overnight in the hotel

 

  • Accommodation 4 Star Hotel
  • MealsDinner
  • Maximum Altitude1350 m / 4429.134 ft

We have a guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu today. Our tour guide will meet you in your hotel lobby early in the morning. The tour involves a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. The tour will offer you a great representation of Nepali culture. 

In the late afternoon, we’ll introduce you to your trek guide. There'll be a short briefing session about the trek. After that, we prepare for the trek. We double-check the permits and the trekking gears. And end the day packing our duffel bags and doing last-minute shopping. 

Overnight in the hotel

 

  • Accommodation 4 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1350 m / 4429.134 ft

We’ll take an early morning flight to Lukla airport. The dramatic location of this airport has made it quite famous around the world. As everyone says, the flight is nerve-racking and scenic. At Lukla, our porters join you for the trek. 

We then descend a couple of hundred meters to Phakding village to spend the night. This short descent benefits our body to acclimate to the elevation. From Lukla, the trek begins following a forested path that goes alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We pass by Cheplung village and may come across mules.

Overnight in the lodge

  • Accommodation Teahouse/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2,651m/8,700ft)

We begin the day with a delicious breakfast. The trail climbs to the iconic Namche Bazaar today. Leaving Phakding village, we’ll walk along the bank of Dudh Koshi river. The trail goes through dense forests of pine and rhododendron. We cross many suspension bridges and small settlement areas. The final ascent to Namche Bazaar is steep.

Overnight in the lodge

  • Accommodation Teahouse/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,440m/11,284ft)

Namche Bazaar offers the first glimpse of Mt. Everest and also a close insight into the lifestyle of Sherpas. To best spend the day, we go on a morning hike to the Hotel Everest View. This hike is great for acclimatization and lets us enjoy excellent views of mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Taboche, Ama Dablam, etc. Later in the day, you can visit museums and explore the shops in Namche Bazaar.

Overnight in the lodge

  • Accommodation Teahouse/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,440m/11,284ft)

We walk around the side of the valley above the Dudh Koshi river. The trail offers a stunning panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam & Nuptse. We pass by a handful of villages and tea shops before crossing the Dudh Koshi river. From here, the trail steeply ascends through rhododendron forest and descends to a river. Deboche is situated a little ahead of this river. 

  • Accommodation Teahouse/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3710m

Deboche onwards, we cross a suspension bridge and ascend through lush forest to Pangboche. The view of Mt. Ama Dablam is prominent in this village. Further, the trail crosses a river and joins Imja valley. Walking through terraced fields, we soon reach Dingboche to spend the night.

  • Accommodation Teahouse/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,360 m/14,300 ft)

We take another rest day in Dingboche to acclimatize. We’ll go on a short hike to Nagarjun Hill. It is a viewpoint that offers phenomenal mountain landscapes. The rest of the day we spend relaxing and exploring the village.

  • Accommodation Teahouse/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,360 m/14,300 ft)

We begin the day with a gradual ascend to Thugla. The scenery changes to a much dry and barren surrounding. We walk on a steep uphill route that actually is the moraine of Khumbu Glacier. Soon, the trail leads to Thukla pass, and we continue trekking, following a grassy valley and rocky path to Lobuche village.

  • Accommodation Teahouse/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4940 m/16,207 ft)

Leaving Lobuche, we ascend all the way up to Everest Base Camp. It's a rough and steep trail to Gorak Shep first. On the way, we get to see stunning views of Nuptse, Pumori, and other mountains. From Gorak Shep, the trail heads toward EBC, crossing glacial moraines. After spending some time here, we descend to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

  • Accommodation Teahouse/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(5,170 m/16,961ft)

Today is our last day of the trek. We’ll begin trekking early in the morning to Kala Patthar to witness the gorgeous sunrise. The trail is steep and rocky. From Kala Patthar, we can see breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Baunrtse, etc. 

We get down to Gorakshep and have Breakfast. After Breakfast, You will be picked up by a helicopter to Lukla.

  • Accommodation Tea House/ Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2,860m/9,186ft)

The EBC helicopter tour has ended, Morning we take the flight to Kathmandu for about 30 mins. W We will transfer you to your Hotel in Kathmandu and remain the Day on your own. 

Overnight at Hotel.

  • Accommodation 4 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1350 m / 4429.134 ft

We are at the end of our Trip. A representative from Scenic Nepal Treks will take you to Kathmandu Airport for your final departure. Please note that you have to be at Airport 3 hours of your Flight time. 

  • Accommodation Breakfast
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum AltitudeNone
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Scenic Nepal Treks has prepared the given itinerary is good in terms of altitude and relaxation. However, it can be customized as per your request.  

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What’s Included

Included

  • All necessary domestic & international airport transport as per the itinerary.
  • 2 nights 4-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu. (Only 15 KG luggage per person is allowed).
  • Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla
  • Full board meal breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a cup of tea or coffee with meal in everest area.
  •  Twin sharing accommodation in Mountain Four-star hotel as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Available standard lodges, and guesthouses accommodation In Lobuche and Gorekchep (Twin sharing).
  • One professional English-speaking trekking guide.
  • Necessary assistance guide for the entire trek.
  • The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National park permit and trekker’s TIMS (Trekking Information management System) card fees.
  • Good quality sleeping baggage during trekking. (Refundable after finish trekking)
  • First aid kit.
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  • All government taxes.

Excluded

  • Early Arrival or Late departure Accommodations in Kathmandu and Mountain due to Flight delayed or cancellation
  • Personal Travel/Trekking insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US$ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US$ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Soft drinks including Water, Your Tea & Coffee during the Trek 
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Wi-Fi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
  • Single room in the mountain
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Useful Info

Payment & Cancellation

To book the luxury trek to Everest base camp with helicopter return, you have to send us 30% of the total package cost. We confirm the booking once we get the booking payment and some of your other details. You can wire a transfer or use a credit card to do the payment. Likewise, if you end up booking the trek at the last minute, then we need 100% of the package cost to confirm the booking.

To know more in detail about our cancellation policy, we request you to check our Terms & Conditions page. In general, we do a full refund if the participant cancels the trek/tour with us 30 days before the trip starts. If the cancellation time is less than that, then there are a few different cancellation conditions.

Accommodation & Meals

The accommodation during the luxury Everest base camp trek is single or double bedrooms as per the guest's demands. In Kathmandu, we’ll book a 4-star hotel stay. While trekking, all the lodges we book are a luxury that offers clean, contemporary living space. You get facilities like a hot shower, Wifi, dryer, hot kettle, etc in the room. The washrooms will be spacious and well designed too.

Meals are offered as per the menu of the lodge. The trip cost includes breakfast, lunch & dinner while trekking. You get delicious and healthy food options. The varieties are wide, so you can choose as per your taste. We highly recommend having dal bhat with different side dishes as your one heavy meal in the day to get all the energy.

Best time to do luxury Everest Base Camp trek

The climate in the mountains is not stable all the time. Therefore, we have the two best seasons, spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) to trek to Everest Base Camp. These two seasons boast impressive scenery and diverse vegetation. The clean air, moderate climate, and bright day make trekking to EBC pleasant in spring & autumn. 

Travel Insurance

We advise our guests to get proper travel insurance if involved in any type of trip in the Himalayas. You'll have a backup that will let you trek freely. Make sure to add emergency evacuation and medical coverage to your travel insurance. 

FAQs

Q1. How long is EBc luxury trek?

The luxury Everest base camp trek is 12 days long. You can increase or decrease the trekking period as you wish by custom designing the itinerary.

The answer to this question largely depends on your fitness level and previous trekking experience in the Himalayas. If you are a new trekker, then short EBC trek, Everest View Trek, andEBC trek with helicopter return are the ideal packages for you. Likewise, if you are an experienced trekker, then you may consider looking at EBC Gokyo Lake Trek, or if you are looking for a challenging journey, then Everest Three High Passes Trek is a great package.

Yes, trekking to the Everest Base Camp is worth it whether you do normal trekking or luxury trekking. The trekking experience is amazing, and the views you get to witness are unlike any other place. You learn a lot about Sherpas and embark on a simple yet fulfilling lifestyle away from the chaos of modern society.

Yes, you can just trek to Everest Base Camp. However, giving yourself some time to get your body and mind ready for the journey will make the trekking experience much better for you.

The Everest base camp luxury trekking is a moderate trek. Some parts of the trail can get difficult for new trekkers because of steep uphill walking. If you are fit and can walk 6 to 7 hours a day, then the luxury Everest base camp trek will be the best trip of your life.  

The average temperature at EBC ranges from 5°C to 0°C and below, depending upon the weather & season. In winter, the temperature drops below -17°C.

Yes, there is WiFi at Everest Base Camp. But how stable it is might depend on the weather. 

 

No, you cannot see Mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp because other towering mountains like Lhotse and Nuptse block the views. We ascend to Kala Patthar, which offers the best view of Everest and other surrounding mountains.

 

Well,  we prefer to say it is an adventurous flight. Landing and take-off are very different than regular flights. Pilots need to have special training to fly aircraft at this Airport.  

March to June and October to December are the best time to hike in Nepal. 

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